Allen County Project Spotlight 2023 Nominations

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana provides support to people impacted by cancer. The agency provides services that reduce the financial and emotional burden of cancer on local families. These services include, financial assistance, transportation assistance, practical supplies, durable medical equipment, mental health counseling, support groups, nutrition consultations, oncology massage, and more. Most services are free and are available to anyone living in the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana (including Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko and Wabash).

Friends of Huntertown Family Park

Huntertown Family Park was created as a place for persons of all ages to enjoy. On the 27 acres, the park serves its community by having a dog park, amphitheater, playgrounds, trails, and a DNR designated wetland. The park is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that exists on donations, grants, fundraising, in-kind and financial donations from local patrons and businesses. With the help of dedicated volunteers from the community, the Huntertown Family Park has been built and maintained for everyone to enjoy. Funds would be used for some minor renovations to make an existing building classroom friendly. The building is next to woods for exploration and learning.

Fort Wayne Pitbull Coalition

Our Mission is to improve the conditions for pit bull type dogs in Northern Indiana through education, public awareness and by providing resources for pit bulls in need. We are now functioning as a rescue and are excited to be able to offer wonderful pit bulls in need of forever homes.  We are still a very small group and are in need of fosters and donors to continue helping pit bulls in need.

LDOFW Lost Dogs of Ft Wayne

We provide a platform for lost/found pets, provide community outreach for pets, free microchipping, safe containment education and help if needed, and help raise and provide funds for emergency vet care for injured pets.

The Salvation Army Corps and Community Center

The Salvation Army of Allen County has been serving this community for over one hundred years! The programs and services that are offered are a valuable asset to Allen County residents in need. From the Charlotte Ministries (NICU assistance program), twice weekly food pantry, Tools for School, Angel Tree, Adopt A Family, utility assistance, Pathway of Hope, and so much more. The Salvation Army of Allen County loves to serve!

Willow Center for Healing

At Willow Center for Healing our goal is to provide a non-judging, emotionally safe place to hold space for your painful memories and emotions.  Through the use of many different researched and effective counseling interventions such as: EMDR, CBT, DDP, Attachment Focused, Thera-Play, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, and TF-CBT it is our hope to help you find a way to move forward from being trapped in the loop of reliving painful memories and emotions.  We all need help from time to time in life!